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2158: Expert Panel: Driving Real Business Transformation with Managed SAP on the Cloud


The expectations of your IT department are increasing every year. Keeping your systems up and running is no longer enough as you're asked to be a driver of business innovation in your enterprise. How do you accomplish this while still managing the day-to-day? Join Thorsten Leiduck, Global VP, SAP, along with a panel of your peers from industry leaders like Ogilvy, StarKist and Whirlpool that have found solutions to this by deploying SAP on the cloud in a managed services environment, and hear what’s next for them in their cloud journey.

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Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Thu (February 14), 3:30PM PT


Kim Watson

VP, Global Client Experience, Managed Applications, IBM

As Vice President, Global Client Experience, Kim is responsible for the overall client satisfaction for the delivery of offerings for IBM Services for Managed Applications,.

Kim has been in the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) field for over 30 years in various leadership roles including development, sales, engineering, delivery, software, managed services and outsourcing.

Peter Caldwell

Director IT, StarKist

Pete has been in the IT Profession for over 30 years. His experience has been in the Consulting, Energy and Consumer Product Good markets. He has been with StarKist for the last 9 years and is on their Leadership Team as the Director of IT.

Michael Berendsen

VP, IT, Whirlpool Corporation

Berendsen has 30+ years of experience with Whirlpool including more than 13 years at the senior leadership level. His current responsibilities include enterprise strategy & architecture, information security & compliance, enterprise network, data center and operations. He and his team are working to transform Whirlpool's compute landscape to an asset light, cloud based contemporary footprint.

Thorsten Leiduck

Global Vice President, SAP Cloud Platform Ecosystem, SAP

As Global VP Ecosystem, SAP Cloud Platform, Thorsten Leiduck focuses on partner strategy, strategic partner adoption and go-to market growth initiatives to establish SAP Cloud Platform as the next generation development, data and business innovation platform for SAP'™s customer and ecosystem.

Lou Eng

Senior Business Partner, Ogilvy Business Technology, Ogilvy

I have been in the IT industry for 28 years, spending a majority of that time with Ogilvy, a leading global advertising agency that is part of the WPP Group. I am responsible for the SAP solution that services Ogilvy's US and Canada operations for Finance, HR, off-shore BPO operations, as well as middleware, applicant tracking and knowledge collaboration systems.